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Course Description

This course is an introduction to the concepts, terminology, principles and theories of management. It covers theoretical frameworks to contextualize past and present concepts and encourages students to address the emerging complexity of new management perspectives. It elaborates management functions and the factors that influence them.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this subject, the student would be able:

Course Contents


Indicative Reading

Core text

James Stoner, Edward Freeman and Daniel Gilbert (1998) Management: Prentice Hall

Reference Books

Bartol and Martyn (1998) Management: Irwin McGRaw Hill

Schemerhorn (2003) Management: John Wiley and Sons

Mullins L (1996) Management and Organizational Behavior: Pitman

Robbins and Coulter (2000) Management: Prentice Hall

Weihrich and Koontz (1994) Management: A Global Perspective: McGraw Hill

The assessment for this course is out of 100 %, which is divided as follows:
Attendance             10%
Assignment 1          20%
Assignment 2          20%
Final Exam            50%
Total                      100%
Attendance will be based on your actual attendance percentage in class
Assignment 1:
Discuss the significance of scientific management theory in modern business
Your assignment should be analytical and not merely descriptive
It must include complete bibliographical sources and must be between 700-1000 words in length
Assignment 2:
Choose an organization of your choice
Your chosen organization should have been in business for atleast 5 years
The organization should be based in UAE (i.e either a local company or a foreign company having a branch in UAE)
You are required to find out information on any one of the following issues related to the organization of your choice:
Planning / Organzing/ Leading / Motivating / Communicating/ Controlling
Your assignment should be between 700-1000 words in length
Your assignment should be analytical and not merely descriptive, and must include complete bibliographical sources.
Final Exam: 50 MCQs (Multiple Choice Questions) in 1 hour.
For sample/practice questions and detailed study material click here Management Notes